These damp summer mornings I commonly see drops of water on the edges of many kinds of plants, especially Strawberries and Lady’s Mantel. The physics of the process of guttation—not dew—is as complex as the evidence of it is beautiful. The sight is well worth rising early and wandering into the garden for.
13 Jul This entry was published on July 13, 2013 at 8:07 am. It’s filed under Flowers, Garden, Leaves, Summer, Water and tagged guttation, Hosta, Lady's Mantel, leaves, Strawberry. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
Ok, John–Hermione in the Harry Potter books taught me the word “gobsmacked”, which is exactly how I feel upon learning about “guttation” from you! The pictures are enchanting–I’ve just read the wikipedia entry on the process, but they need to include how magical the sight is! Thank YOU for keeping the magic in mind 🙂
Thank you, as always. I love it when a small piece of knowing helps the rest of the pieces of the puzzle fit together. xo
another fabulous new word! with the pics, a lovely condensation in the mind